Several therapeutic options have developed over the past half century offering resolution from circulatory, immunologic, cardiologic and respiratory disorders. Among these is stem cell treatment. Internationally, there are concerns of minimal supervision or regulation in some countries offering this treatment modality, while others have strict policy and procedure in place. Recently, it was noted much of the research is preliminary, and published results are still being attained. In north America, the prevailing opinion asserts stem cell treatment will aid understanding the disease process, and stem cells can be grown to become tissue for use in regenerative medicine. Moreover, people who benefit from stem cell therapy are those diagnosed with such conditions as type 1 diabetes, dementia, stroke, heart disease, Parkinson disorder and spinal cord injury to name a few. A further concern is that stem cell treatment may enhance cancer growth, even though healthy cells are harvested from the person’s body and placed in diseased locations.
The active agent in Gerovital is procaine hydrochloride. This anti-aging drug was developed in the 1940s, but still has questionable efficacy some 70 years hence. The gerovital side effects include:
- Inefficient absorption when taken orally effecting medicinal use.
- Incidence of heartburn.
- Incidence of migraine headache.
- Incidence of systemic lupus erythematosus, where the immunologic system mistakenly attacks healthy tissue.
Glutathione is described as the Mother of all antioxidants. It combats free radicals, and helps promote good skin health and immune health.
Other benefits of glutathione include glutathione is naturally produced by the liver; glutathione is found in fruit, meat and vegetables. Glutathione is taken orally. It is credited to help treat some eye conditions, asthma and hyperlipidemia. Moreover, glutathione is used to treat metal poisoning or drug poisoning.
The word “chelation” is defined as to bind or to grab. The means of treatment is injecting a synthetic solution into the bloodstream, which acts to remove minerals or heavy metals from one’s body. These include copper, iron, aluminum, lead and mercury. Chelation therapy is an outpatient procedure.
The side effects of chelation therapy include:
- Low blood pressure.
- Allergic reaction and dehydration.
- Harm to kidneys.
Seeking medical advisement may best determine the appropriate therapeutic course for those concerned.